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Henry W. Edwards

Henry Waggaman Edwards (October, 1779 – July 22, 1847) was the 27th and 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut.

He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Pierpont Edwards. He became a lawyer active in Democratic politics, and was the United States Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1819-23, a United States Senator from Connecticut, 1823-27, a member of Connecticut state senate at-large, 1828-29, the Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1830, and Governor of Connecticut, 1833-34 and 1835-38. He died in New Haven, Connecticut, and was interred at Grove Street Cemetery.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sylvester Gilbert
U.S. Representative from Connecticut
(at large)

March 4, 1819 – October 8, 1823
Succeeded by
Noyes Barber
United States Senate
Preceded by
Elijah Boardman
U.S. Senator from Connecticut
(class 1)

October 8, 1823 – March 3, 1827
Succeeded by
Samuel A. Foote
Political offices
Preceded by
John S. Peters
Governor of Connecticut
1833 – 1834
Succeeded by
Samuel A. Foote
Preceded by
Samuel A. Foote
Governor of Connecticut
1835 – 1838
Succeeded by
William W. Ellsworth
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